INTENDED USE: This is the new lighter version of our "Best-selling Multi-functional Road/Tri carbon CLINCHER wheelset.
With its 23mm wide rim with ALLOY braking surface this wheelset is ideal for Time Trials, Triathlons, and also spot-on for all but the windiest of sportives/road riding and bunch racing. If you need one set of all-purpose carbons then these (or the new 58c's) are the one's to go for!
With alloy braking surfaces you don't need special brake pads and braking is better than with Full-carbon clinchers (particularly on very long descents)
Your wheels will be hand built to order here in the UK by Andy Morgan, owner and founder of k1 wheels. Turnaround time is most often 7-11 days. (current build times are shown at checkout).
Offered With Full 2 Year Warranty Plus A 14 Day "No Quibble Returns Policy" - If You're Not In Love With These Wheels The Moment You Get Them Just Send Them Back For A Refund Any Time Within 14 Days Of Receipt.
These are our stunning K1 Carbon 50c section 700c clincher wheels (for inner tubes and tyres). For Road or Time Trial or Tri bikes. They have alloy braking surfaces. This is the newest version of our best-selling carbon wheels - Includes lovely new 20/24 spoke choices - some lighter, some more aero, and some in superb new colours to make your bike simply stunning!
We can supply them with a range of clincher tyres - NOW INCLUDING what we reckon is the fastest all-round clincher combination known to humankind: This is the Conti GP5000 tyres, paired with latex inner tubes. The combination of rolling resistance tests and formal aerodynamics assessments affirms this is the best way to go for all out speed. And when we say "all-round" we mean for real world riding. There are slightly faster tyres ... but they won't last 5 minutes on UK roads! (The GP5000's have puncture protection and are strong as well as blisteringly fast).
The 50's are built around our modern "semi U" shaped structural carbon semi-toroidal aero rim. designed to run best with 25c to 40c wide tyres but will also run 23c tyres fine). The rim is designed to cut through the air going forward, whilst maintaining a superb lateral integrity to cross-winds across a full range of wind "yaw" angles.
Unlike the vast majority of alu-carbon deep-section aero wheelsets, the K1-50c's are also designed to be super-strong. Perfect for racing and still strong enough to train on. Lighter wheels are available of course. With the 50’s we prioritise strength and durability ... as this is what we have become known for! (We do of course offer some superb weight saving upgrades too). We also wanted to keep it simple and versatile! The inclusion of an alloy braking surface means you can use your K1 wheels without having to use carbon specific brake blocks. This is a massive benefit for many riders.
|RIM||structural carbon with alu braking surfaces|
|FREEHUB FITTING||SHIM/SRAM 7/8/9/10/11 or CAMPAG 9/10/11|
|HUB||Ambrosio Miche standard hubs, or upgrade to / Bitex & DTSwiss|
|BEARINGS||Sealed Cartridge throughout – All hub types|
|SPOKES||RANGE OF CHOICES!|
|NIPPLES||Alpina Blu power Nyloc Self-locking (the best!)|
|WEIGHT||1595 grams per pair - Super aerolight build
1660 grams per pair - aerolight build
1730 grams per pair - Aero Build